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Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian ... ... Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed ...

17.03.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... regime change. Besides, economic conditions will aggravate, leading to more tensions. The Three Core Sub-Regions of the Middle East The Fertile Crescent (The Levant and Iraq) Some experts believe that different paths will prevail in the sub-region of the Middle East: North Africa, the Gulf and the Fertile Crescent (the Levant and Iraq). The focus will be on resolving the Syrian crisis with the victory of the Assad regime and allies. Yet, Russian-Turkish ties will be affected by Russian-Syrian-Iranian intervention near the Turkish border. The threat that this would impose on the Turkish armed forces could spark a proxy war in Syria or at least in the North-West of the country. Lebanon ...

13.01.2020

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

... which has been central to his outreach efforts to Italy and the Maghreb, and further bolster Moscow’s emerging status as a great power in the Middle East. Syria experience for Libya Since 2011, Libya and Syria have faced an internal crisis in the Middle East. In Syria, this same vacuum allowed Russia to gain military influence and involvement in the conflict. Russia is likely to use current unstable conditions in Libya today for its own interests, much as it has done in Syria, beginning over four years ago. The inability of the US to engage ...

13.01.2020

Meeting with Director General for Political Affairs at FCO Richard Moore Addresses Russia and UK Positions in Conflict Situations in the Middle East

... meeting was also attended by representatives of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Moscow. During the meeting the parties discussed the following issues: Russian and British positions in conflict situations in the Middle East and North Africa and the possibilities of constructive interaction between Russia and the West in Syria, Libya, and the Persian Gulf. The meeting was moderated by Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Russia.

20.12.2019

Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

... materials included in this report were initially published in a special issue of PERCEPTIONS . The paper presents the views of Russian and Turkish experts in the field of International Relations on the relationship between the two sides with a focus on ... ... cooperation. The report provides an analysis of bilateral economic ties between the two countries, strategic challenges in the Middle East, regional issues related to the Black Sea and the Caucasus and the development of a Eurasian transport corridor. ...

12.12.2019

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... by the Soviet Union at the time of the Persian Gulf war of 1991. Since then, the results of the military operation and diplomatic maneuvering have not only confounded early critics but also outdone even President Vladimir Putin’s own expectations. Russia’s achievements in the Middle East go way beyond the success in Syria proper. Moscow benefits from flexible semi-alliances with Turkey and Iran, oil price arrangements with Saudi Arabia and newly revived military ties with Egypt. It is again a player of some consequence in Libya, a power to which many Lebanese look ...

19.11.2019

Meeting with the Italian Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Syria Paolo Dionisi

... Syria, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On November 15, Paolo Dionisi, Italian Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Syria, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Italian diplomat was informed about RIAC project work on the Syrian and wider Middle East vectors, discussed the potential of Russia-Italy cooperation in resolving the Syrian crisis, including possible priorities for interaction between independent think tanks of the two countries.

18.11.2019

Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... within IAI's Mediterranean and Middle East Program, who spoke at the event, discussed with the RIAC Editorial Team which outcomes he expects from the Syrian constitution talks, how the U.S. is exerting pressure on Iran via sanctions and what the EU and Russia have in common when it comes to the Middle East. What key takeaways do you expect from the Syrian constitution talks in Geneva? RIAC Report “Squaring the Circle: Russian and European Views on Syrian Reconstruction” First of all, it’s only the first meeting, so it will take time to see how the discussions develop and it is still premature ...

06.11.2019

Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria

RIAC Working Paper № 48/2019 RIAC Working Paper № 48/2019 This working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the RIAC’s project on «Conflicts in the Middle East: Tools and Strategies for Settlement». This paper is devoted to analyzing the situation in the oil and gas market in Iraq and Syria, as well as the energy policy of Russia in the Arab Mashreq region. The authors also analyze Iraq’s oil prospects in the post-war period under sanctions against Iran. Special attention is paid to the Kurdish factor and the role the Kurds play in the future of energy in the region, ...

21.10.2019

Syria after the Turkish invasion

... Turkey-equipped Islamist assassin militia who want to overthrow Assad and continue to fight against him, as well as they want to expel and disperse the YPG and the resident Kurds. For the Russians it would be best if Assad controlls as much as possible of Syria and that Turkey is leaving NATO and moving farther away from the West. Nevertheless, a Middle East expert said that Russia still can not play the role of a regulatory power in the Middle East, otherwise an imperial overstretch succeeds, especially since Putin has a deep economic crisis at home like Erdogan und tries to compensate it by foreign political adventure and ...

18.10.2019
 

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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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